This guest blog post comes to us from Featured Foodie Hope Comerford.
Cobblers are delicious, especially with all the wonderfully fresh, summer fruits available right now. Cobblers can also be loaded with sugar and calories, but with this slow cooker cobbler recipe you won’t have to feel guilty about indulging. I’ve come up with a lighter cobbler that has a bold and delicious flavor.
Some of you might be asking right now, “What is a cobbler?” A cobbler is a dessert with fruit on the bottom and some sort of a batter (cake, dough, pie crust, etc.) on top, cooked so that the fruit is bubbly and delicious and the batter is cooked through. Served warm, (maybe even with a bit of ice cream or whipped cream) it’s a delectable treat!
I came up with the combination of the blackberry peach cobbler for two reasons: First, peaches and blackberries look so pretty together! Second, peaches are so sweet and blackberries have a bit of sourness to them that I felt would complement the peaches perfectly. I was right. It’s a beautiful marriage of flavors.
Because I decided to make this a healthier dessert, the texture of the “dough” is denser than if I had used all of the traditional cobbler dough ingredients. I was trying to go for low sugar, no butter and gluten-free. I made this healthy cobbler gluten-free by using oat flour instead of white flour. If you can’t find oat flour in the store, simply use your food processor to grind up oats into flour. It’s incredibly easy. I think you’ll be very pleased with how good a “healthy” and gluten-free dessert can taste.
Did I mention this is all done in your slow cooker while you’re out and about doing the things you really want to do while this is cooking?! Plus, you won’t have to heat up your kitchen by turning on the oven. This slow cooker dessert will have you begging for seconds (that you won’t have to feel guilty about!).
Blackberry Peach Cobbler
- 4 large peaches, pitted and sliced
- 12 ounces blackberries
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup oat flour
- 2 cups oat flour
- ½ large ripe banana, smashed
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup almond milk (or another milk of your choice)
- In the bottom of your crock, mix together the peaches, blackberries, lime juice, brown sugar, water and oat flour.
- In a bowl, mix together the oat flour, banana, white sugar, vanilla, ground cloves, cinnamon, salt and almond milk.
- Spoon the batter over the fruit in your crock.
- Cook on LOW for 4.5 to 5 hours or on HIGH for 2 to 2.5 hours with a towel or paper towels under the lid to absorb the condensation.
- In the last half hour, take the lid off and let it finish cooking.
Hope Comerford is a busy mom, wife, full-time music teacher, blogger, public speaker and author. She recently released her first cookbook, Slow Cooker Recipes 10 Ingredients or Less And Gluten-Free, which is available for sale online worldwide. You can find more of her fabulous slow cooker recipes at www.slowcookeradventures.com.
What is your favorite fruit combination? Why not use that for your next cobbler!?
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